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The first phase of park development will be complete by late spring 2015. It includes a picnic area with four tables (one of which is wheelchair accessible), two grills, and horseshoes pits; Wi-Fi is available for free. There is also a portable restroom available.
The landscaping has been completely revamped to replace excess lawn with native plant communities to reduce long-term maintenance costs, provide a source of seeds in the heart of the Township, and serve as a demonstration for residents.
Prior to establishing the park, the Town had owned the 7 acres of land surrounding the Hall which had been little used. Funding for the purchase of all amenities and improvements came from a combination of grants from the Rum River Community Foundation and private donors of cash and materials. Labor was provided by volunteers. The Town covers basic maintenance such as lawn mowing and repairs; total public spending on the grounds has decreased as a result of this project.
The Page Township Board of Supervisors is the ultimate authority for the park area. They are advised by a volunteer Park Advisory Committee that proposes projects and recommends spending priorities.
The picnic area may be reserved for an additional fee by groups who are renting the Hall; there is no guarantee of availability if it not reserved. In order to preserve public access, it may not be rented two Saturdays in a row.
As of now, there are no specific plans for future development of the 7 acres of land owned by the Township. The Parkland Strategy adopted by the Board of Supervisors proposes the eventual addition of a playground, shelter for the picnic area, and playing courts (volleyball or basketball).
Additional input from residents and visitors is welcome! Grant funding and donations will be sought to pay for all such improvements.